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So I did this post when I was pregnant with Sam, sharing what I packed in my hospital bag for labor and delivery, but I wanted to do it again now that I’m a “seasoned pro” at this whole labor thing. I kid, I kid, but really, this time I know what I need/want to have with me, and what is completely unnecessary and I won’t be bringing with me this time. And so obviously I want to share this with you, in hopes that maybe some of you who are packing your bag will find it helpful! :) Without further ado, let’s get into what’s in my hospital bag… the second time around!
Toiletries (hair ties and clips, brush, dry shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, face wash, moisturizer, travel-size body wash)
Glasses + contacts case + contact solution
Makeup remover wipes (easy!)
My own pillow
Nursing bra (this one was sent to me from Cake and it is SO soft and comfortable! I can’t wait to use it!)
Slippers (These are mine, which also double as regular shoes!)
Flip flops (for the shower! Or if you’re laboring in the warmer months)
Pajamas (LOVE these belabumbum pj’s! The buttons make them perfect for nursing!)
Going Home outfit (I’m packing some maternity leggings, a comfy top and a loose sweater, since comfort is KEY!)
Belly Bandit (I was also sent this and am looking forward to seeing the results from it post-baby)
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Boppy nursing pillow
Nursing cover (have and love this one!)
Cute swaddle blanket
Headband or beanie
Going Home Outfit (comfortable, soft and warm- bring both size newborn and 0-3 months, depending on how big Baby is! Pictured is a white onesie, little footed leggings, and a footed one-piece)
Mittens (Sam scratched his face so much when he was just born, and they didn’t have mittens at the hospital, so I’m making sure to bring these!)
Phone + portable charger
Camera + charger + extra memory card
iPad (for the waiting time)
And don’t forget the hubby! He’s good with some comfy clothes, a pillow, toothbrush and snacks. Men. So easy. ;)
As far as the necessities- diapers, wipes, pads, mesh undies (aka the best things everrrr haha) and things for post-birth, our hospital supplies it all, so we won’t worry about bringing that stuff.
And as for things I brought last time and won’t be including this time? A razor, tweezers, manicure scissors, loofah, shampoo and conditioner (that’s what dry shampoo is for!) and a nail file. Honestly not sure what I was thinking with a few of those things, but hey! Live and learn. ;)
I cannot believe that we are SO close to meeting our little princess! At 38 weeks, it could literally be any day now! And oh, I cannot wait!
So, fellow mamas, what did you pack in your hospital bag?